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Finca los Alamos

At a Glance

    Pros

  • eclectic furnishings
  • Old World surroundings
  • intimate family experience
  • and a great, hands-on way to learn about Argentine history

    Cons

  • 15 minutes outside of town center (although you could see that as a pro, not a con, with the tranquillity it provides)

Finca los Alamos Review

When this 150-year-old estancia was established by the great-grandparents of César and Camilo Aldao Bombal in 1830, San Rafael was still a fort; the ranch house (really a gorgeous mansion) today is filled with objects from around the world, and many of Argentina's foremost writers (including Jorge Luis Borges) and artists have stayed here; they left their paintings on walls and their poetry scattered around the premises. You dine with the owners (who speak English well and have amazing stories to share), and a fireplace glows in every room on cool nights. Prices include all meals, plus tea on the veranda, an open bar, and generous wine from the family's 100-year-old vineyard. Horses are available for an extra charge. There is also a spectacular, gigantic labyrinth dedicated to Borges to leisurely wander on the property.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Bombal (R146), 10 km (6 mi) from town, San Rafael, Mendoza
  • Phone: 2627/442–350
  • Website:
  • Location: San Rafael

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 12-19-2011

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